Mexi-Italian Salsa Recipe -
Mexi-Italian Salsa Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Mexi-Italian Salsa

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"This is a mix between salsa and bruschetta, it's always a hit at parties and picnics. I made this up for my family, 1/2 of them love Italian food and the other 1/2 loves Mexican food. This salsa seems to satisfy all of them."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins

    25 mins


  1. Gently stir the tomatoes, onion, olives, and artichoke hearts in a bowl; set aside. Whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, cumin, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a separate bowl. Fold the dressing into the tomato mixture.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 16, 2008

My father's remark, upon trying what I call a "Bruschetta Salsa": "You could bottle and sell this stuff!" (said between chip bites). This is an excellent salsa, and the taste is truly unique and satisfying. Since "salsa" means sauce in both Italian and Spanish, it makes sense that this dip bridges the two cultures as well. I chopped the ingredients up in my food processor for a more minced-like texture and then poured the salsa over some plain, broiled chicken. Then, of course, I popped out the tortilla chips and we all chowed down. Wow, what a taste experience!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 08, 2010

I hate to be the only person going against the tide of positive reviews for this recipe but feel I must. I made this for a family BBQ on Labor Day and it fell flat! Only one person ate it after tasting it, my 21 yr old grandson who states, "if its edible I'll eat it"! Really disappointed after reading so many RAVE reviews!


58 Ratings

Mar 28, 2011

I was kinda unsure about how this would turn out, but it was great! The only change I made was to double the cumin. I would make this again.

Aug 26, 2010

This is now my favorite salsa. The addition of the artichokes really enhanced it. I did not have lemon juice but I had fresh lime juice and used fresh lime basil [that I had found at a greenhouse]. I also used a couple of fresh hot peppers. I put it on top of a cheese omelot. Wonderful!!!

May 13, 2008

I took this to a potluck yesterday and everyone liked it. 6 people asked for the recipe if I would share it. I added some sliced green olives on the top.

Sep 14, 2010

I made this for a salsa contest at work and I took 1st!!! It was loved by everyone in the contest.

Dec 09, 2008

This is awesome stuff. I barely noticed the onions, and I don't like onions. I made this for a party over the weekend and everyone loved it. Very nice as a dip and I think it's great all by itself as a salad type dish. I love the tanginess of artichokes, and mixed all together with the other ingredients, it's divine. Thanks for the recipe! Another pot luck hit! :o)

Aug 23, 2008

This was wonderful. I could not find fresh basil, so I only used 1 tbs of dried basil. We loved it, it had good texture and taste was so fresh. I took as a appy for a dinner party. It was well received. Thank you for the recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 30 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.1 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 178 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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